Liebster Blog Award

Hi guys, back with a semi-normal blog post. I’m so sorry to have tortured you with the two Tori Burch bag posts this week. I just had to get it out there and share it with you guys, I mean… My blog, my rules ha ha! For those that are interested (for those that aren’t, just skip the first two paragraphs;-), when I wanted to get the 797 Satchel, it was sold out already, oh the joy of theoutnet – not. I was really sad and even got teary, ridiculous right?

As the Robinson tote is only sold on I don’t want to order it. Why? Well, one: because it’s a large sum of money, and two: it’s an American company, so they ship from the States, which is totally logical. But as I live in Europe, there are some regulations that make me pay douane/duty fees which are a lot of money on a bag with that price. I ordered my Rebecca Minkoff mini M.A.C. from Revolve (kinda like shopbop) and had to pay €40/50 for customs! So yeah… I won’t get a TB bag anytime soon, unless I’ll go to the States myself (there are no TB retailers here).

To continue with the purpose of this post, a while ago I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award a while ago. I’m sorry that it took me so long to write this one, but I have been quite busy with house hunting in Paris, and wanted to do some research before I wrote this one, as it’s my first one. I’m super excited about this award, so thank you Dascha from DASH! for nominating me. 🙂 I wasn’t really sure what the rules and regulations are, I still don’t actually. So I hope I’m doing it the right way.

Liebster is a German word from origin and it means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute endearing and welcome person. So thank you for seeing me this way! The blog is given to upcoming bloggers that have less than 200 followers.

Below is the list of questions I had to answer. So off we go!

1. Top five favorite brands?
I’m listing my favorite fashion brands and beauty brands separately, just because I like to cheat a bit;-) Brands are listed in a random order.

fashion brands:
 Chanel (everyone loves Chanel right?), Prada, Rebecca Minkoff, 7 for All Mankind, Tori Burch, Marc by Marc Jacobs, ZARA, and Topshop – oops and now I have a bit more than 5.

beauty brands:
Laura Mercier, Chanel, Benefit, Kiehl’s, and Caudalie

2. How’d you get into blogging?
I’ve always wanted to start a blog because I like to ramble about products, and I wanted to practice my writing skills. And… because I have a crazy addiction for cosmetics, and skincare. Also… I’m a freakin’ shopaholic. Unfortunately my friends don’t share the same love as I do for these items (although… some are shopaholics too), and my mum… well she’s my mum. So I had to share it with the world wide web ha ha 😀

3. Where do you get your inspiration for your blogposts?
Daily life, products I’ve bought and tested, just random pieces from my life.

4. How do you get your blog name?
Ehm… that’s a hard one. I have thought about a blog name quite long, and many the names I initially wanted were already chosen (don’t ask me which ones). But I was thinking what I wanted to share with you guys on this blog, which are raves (of beauty products) and ramblings (of my life), so tada: Raves ‘nd Ramblings was officially born.

5. Who is your favorite blogger?

I have a few, Chiara Ferragni from the Blonde Salad and the Andy from Style Scrapbook are definitely my favorite and most inspiring fashion bloggers. As for beauty I adore Caroline Hirons from Beauty Mouth, she has the most amazing recommendations and great knowledge about the do’s and don’t’s regarding skincare. 

6. Beside from blogging, what are your hobbies?

If you hadn’t noticed yet, I absolutely love shopping so that’d definitely be one of my hobbies. I also love reading, meeting with friends and I like to cook every once in a while:-)

7. What is your favorite place in the world?

I have no idea, as I haven’t travelled around the world – yet. I’m definitely planning to, but not now, as I don’t have the pennies to do that. But I think my favorite place in the world would definitely be home, with my parents and little sister. Although I do love the cities Berlin, London, Miami, and Hong Kong!

8. Describe your personal style.

I’m not sure if I have one or not. I like to mix things I see in magazines, and most importantly, I do try to follow trends but then my own way. I’d never look at a magazine and get all the clothes they recommend. I’d try to see which items I could incorporate in my own wardrobe, see how to make it “my style” and then get it. Also, I don’t care about proportions, I just look whether it looks good or bad, and whether I feel comfortable (mentally) in it or not.

9. What is your dream job?

My dream is definitely working in a beauty or fashion related company, whether that’d be as an in-house communication department, an agency or a pr company, I wouldn’t mind as I like all three. It’s my passion, and I’d love to make my passion into my job.

10. Who makes photos for your blog?

Yours truly, and sometimes when I can’t, it’s my lil’ sister who gets the honor:-)

11. What is your favorite snack?

Although I love eating raw nuts, and fruits, I’d have to say my favorite snack can be everything in the section ‘junk food’. I’m trying to change, promise!

So this is it, I’m sorry for the over long blog post this time, I hope you didn’t get bored ha ha! And I almost forgot, I’m nominating these dolls for the Liebster award, you should definitely check them out (named in a random order)! So I tag you: 

So the rules for this award are:

1. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you. Then create 11 of your own questions for the bloggers you’ll tag.

2. Choose 5 bloggers to nominate the award and notify them. 

3. Link the tagger and the nominees in your post.

My questions to you are:

1. Why did you start blogging?

2. What is your favorite beauty product

3. Who is your favorite fashion designer

4. What is on your current must-buy list

5. If you had one wish that could be fulfilled, what would that wish be?

6. Who is the biggest inspiration to you, and why?

7. How did you think of your blog name?

8. What is your favorite snack? 

9. What has been on your “must-do” list for ages, and why?

10. If you could live someone else’s life for one day, who’s life would that be?

11. How would your ideal world look like?

So I hope these questions aren’t too silly or boring, and of course I hope that all the nominees will participate in this silly tag:-)

Do you have a question you’d like to ask me?